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  1. Court finds long shifts and night shifts increased the risk of motor vehicle accident

    20 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court found that the injuries suffered by a worker on a journey home had a real and substantial connection to his employment. In Issue Whether a causal connection is required to prove there was a 'real...

  2. Tasmania reforms child abuse claims and obligations

    11 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has empowered the Tasmanian Government to revolutionise the law in Tasmania in regards to child abuse claims with the enactment of the Justice Legislation...

  3. As COVID-19 expands the definition of the workplace to include the lounge room; we are reminded that the work from home boundaries are not necessarily clear

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In this decision, the NSW Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission in awarding death benefits to the children of a deceased worker who was murdered by her partner/colleague whilst they were both working from...

  4. Teacher learns her own lesson when Court finds that swinging on a rope during a school trip to Vanuatu did not fall within the course of her employment

    26 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Court found that the worker's injury did not arise out of, or in the course of her employment and that, the worker's employment was not a significant contributing factor to the injury. This decision focuses on the extent an activity will be...

  5. Lawyer successfully defends $6.5M claim alleging breach of retainer

    20 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A plaintiff’s claim for damages in excess of $6.5M against his former solicitors for breach of contract, negligence and misleading and deceptive conduct in the provision of legal advice was dismissed. In Issue Whether, in giving legal advice, the...

  6. Every dog may have its day, but for this Worker, today was not that day

    20 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Therapy, treatment and rehabilitation for injured workers can take many forms, and in the view of one worker with PTSD, his psychiatric assistance dog Ted was all of that and more. However, on their interpretation of the Act, the AAT had a different view,...

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